Category Archives: Training

Keeping the “Black Dog” at bay.

Posted: April 29, 2015 · By: Dave Elton · Comments: 0

Between one thing and another the page has been neglected for over a month. From a behind the scenes point of view we are planning our next move, but that's just a poor excuse. From my own point of view I've had other things happening and have lost a bit of the momentum from earlier in the year. [...]

Ring of Kerry Training Tips: February

Posted: February 7, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

With regards to training for the Ring of Kerry in July, February is the Month when you should be concerned with slowly beginning to extend your mileage and build on the level of fitness that you have already. For this month I would advise at least two session on the bike per week (preferably three) and two other sessions of strength/flexibility work which can either be done at the gym or at home. [...]

Ring of Kerry Training Tips: January

Posted: January 11, 2011 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 1

I have been getting requests lately to go into a bit more detail on how to prepare for the Ring of Kerry so seeing as it is approximately six months away I will outline what I would deem to be a sufficient plan in terms of getting you ready for the 2nd of July. I plan to post monthly review of training advice so the following is what I would advise as being important for the month of January. [...]

Training for the Ring of Kerry

Posted: February 2, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 2

Having cycled the Annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle for the last 12 years, I am feeling like I am starting from scratch again this year as this is the first time I will be cycling it on a mountain bike. Cycling on a mountain bike compared to a lightweight racer will mean that I will have to rethink how I am going to train for this event in order to have as enjoyable a day as what I'm used to. Cycling on a mountain bike means that I will be moving much slower than if I was on my racer because of the excess weight of the bike and the rolling [...]

Winter persisting

Posted: January 25, 2010 · By: Donnacha Clifford · Comments: 0

This image was taken on Sat 23rd of January looking down on the town of Killarney. It was a morning that was filled with frost and also fear due to the bitter cold weather. 5 of us were cycling and decided to stick to the main roads for safety reasons. We stopped at this point for the usual half way banana and mis-truths about how many miles we have done in the past week, even though the training miles usually show in the legs well before the half way point, especially on the road from Faranfore into Killarney which is up and down and fast. We [...]